Do Female Musicians Still Need to Wear 'Naked' Dresses to Get Noticed
publish date: 2017-05-23
There’s a new romance afoot, as some of our biggest red-carpet stars have turned a page recently. Witness Jennifer Lopez floating into the Met Gala, almost regal, in a caped Tiffany-blue chiffon. Or Rihanna at the Cannes Film Festival in modest full-skirted ball gowns from Ralph and Russo and Dior Couture, with a sweet stole wrapped around her shoulders (she was also decidedly covered up Monday night at Parsons wearing an oversize Matthew Dolan suit). Or Vanessa Hudgens at Sunday night’s Music Awards, in blush Marchesa satin with charmingly oversized bows.
For Lopez and Rihanna, it’s especially noteworthy, given their past epic appearances in versions of the brazenly trendy “naked dress.” Consider J.Lo’s last stroll at the Met Ball two years ago in a dragon-emblazoned Atelier Versace nude column and Rihanna’s sparkly see-through at the CFDA Awards the previous year.